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Poster: RickSavant Date: Jun 19, 2012 9:20am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Hitch-Hiker

Hey!

Does anyone know where I could find a copy of the original 1941 production of The Hitch-Hiker by Orson Welles. I think it aired on The Orson Welles Theatre/Lady Esther Show, but I'm not 100% certain. I have the 1942 version, and I can find the 1946 on this site... but the original is my favorite. I had a had copy on audio cassette, but managed to lose it before digitizing it.

Thanks!

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Poster: lost at sea Date: Jul 8, 2012 6:12pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Hitch-Hiker

Try "Orson Welles" in Radio Programs.

You'll find lots of Welles.

He did an excellent version of the Hitchhiker on "The Mercury Theatre."

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Poster: RickSavant Date: Jul 8, 2012 6:33pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Hitch-Hiker

Thanks for the reply. I did. "1941 Orson Welles Show (Lady Esther)" has 8 broadcasts but sadly not the Hitch-Hiker.

I've found the two other broadcasts (1942/1946) which are both very good, but I can't shake how perfect the first one is. Any suggestions for other resources?

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Poster: Kitt Rider Date: Jul 11, 2012 9:52am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Hitch-Hiker

try Orson Welles on Suspense

Not sure if this is the one your looking for.

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Poster: RickSavant Date: Jul 11, 2012 11:49am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Hitch-Hiker

I couldn't find Orson Welles On Suspence, but when I searched for "Orson Welles Suspence" I got Suspense 01. That list has the 1942 version of Hitch-Hiker but not the 1941 version.

Is that the section you meant?